Many people today are taken by a popular hobby - yarn knitting. Of all indoor activities, where work with cloth, threads and fibers is
involved, yarn knitting is may be the easiest one. There is nothing hard about the technique itself, and you do not need something special to start yarn knitting. There are companies that offer different kits to help you start your hobby. Such kits usually contain a small amount of yarn (which is enough to make some simple garment), knitting needles and all the instructions you might need. You can buy everything by yourself, no doubt. But you will need to understand the difference of all the available types of yarn and knotting needles, and it is much easier to start with special yarn knitting kit, with yarn patterns, if you are just a beginner.
Yarn, the name given to any textile
fiber when prepared by the process of spinning for being woven into cloth. It is only in a few minor and
exceptional cases, such as the weaving of haircloth or wire, that
there is any making of fabrics without the previous spinning of yarn. But yarn is of the most diverse description, and its value varies in proportion to its lustre,
its bleaching and dyeing properties,
strength, elasticity, uniformity of
diameter, smoothness, suppleness and
color in its natural condition. Yarn
patterns are following: single, folded and fancy, and if twisted to the right it is called twist way, and if to the left, weft way, but those terms do not necessarily imply that the yarn is for either warp or weft.
Yarn is just a thread of interconnected fibers. Main application of yarn is in clothes making, sewing, weaving and, naturally in knitting. Variety of materials used in yarn making is huge, ad yarn colors to this. Sheep wool is principal fiber for making yarn, undoubtedly. Other types of wool, like angora or alpaca, are more rare and thus the yarn made of these fibers is usually more expensive. But with the angora yarn you will probably get richer things, and alpaca yarn gives you a much softer feeling than regular sheep wool. Vegetable fibers are also used in yarn production but such sorts of yarn are not suitable for knitting.
Most of the vegetable fibers are not very elastic which is not great for knitting. Yarn made of vegetable fibers is mostly used in textile industry as all the things made of it are much more durable than things made of animal-hair. In order to reduce yarn prices, many manufacturers use different sorts of synthetic fibers and yarn patterns. Yarns made completely of manufactured fibers are rare but different blends of natural and manufactured fibers are widely used. Wool with acryl is most popular blend in yarns.
It has all positive qualities of acrylic, and at the same time wool allows it to hold a lot of air and be pleasant for the skin. Yarn presented in the modern market is available in different colors. But yarn colors are usually achieved by coloring as the variety of colors of natural fibers is not that wide. But the modern chemical industry can offer a huge number of different dyestuffs make your yarn look beautiful. You can even re-dye your color yarn by yourself because it is not that hard and will allow you to get just the right color for your yarn pattern. And as for the yarn patterns you can come out with your own ideas or if you cannot find something intersting, then it is not a problem. You do not need to be an artist to give your fabrics nice yarn patterns. New designs and yarn patterns can be found in magazines that are available in a great number today. Internet is also another great source of yarn patterns.So, just look through the sites dedicated to yarn knitting and you will definately find something that looks just great.